I changed the name for my “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” posts to “My Reading Week.”
This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday
I love birthdays and I love Christian Robinson’s artwork so naturally I loved this picture book which perfectly captures the excitement of one of children’s most favorite days!
Full of wordplay, this picture book will be most enjoyed by word lovers and anyone who can appreciate good puns.
A look inside an autistic child’s inner world and the struggle to share that with others.
Absurdist humor both in text and illustrations that readers of all ages can enjoy!
A sweet and sentimental look at babies- the care and management of them and the way they tend to grow up before you.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy will enjoy this action packed graphic novel adventure. Readers will enjoy the twists and the cool things that happen. I wish I had the sequel on hand to read right away!
Keep this debut middle grade novel from This Picture Book Life blogger Danielle Davis on your radar. Zinnia is not having a great start to her summer. She gets in trouble the last day of school for her yarn bombing antics. Her brother goes AWOL leaving her alone with her very strict mother and an unwanted new dog. To literally top things off, a hive of wayward bees have made a home in her hair.
It’s a unique coming of age and coming to terms story that alternates perspectives between Zinnia and the bees.
I loved the first installment so I don’t know why I waited so long to read the follow-up. The Sprout Street Neighbors welcome a new tenant into the fold and it causes many different and sometimes surprising reactions. I highly recommend this series as a read aloud because kids will enjoy the adventures and adults will be enthralled with the storytelling as well.
In this delightful third installment, they leave the confines of their homes- some more willingly than others- to go off on adventure in Paris!
I hope this isn’t the end of the series!
This was not my typical read. While I read plenty of graphic novels, I don’t really venture into manga territory. But this was getting lots of buzz based on my interests in LGBT works. I enjoyed the sensibility and style from manga-style storytelling.
A divorced dad gets an unexpected visit from his dead twin’s Canadian husband. Trying to make sense of his brother’s lifestyle which caused a rift between them, he also ends up having to deal with other people’s negative reactions to his gay brother-in-law.
The only downside of reading this now is that I don’t know when Volume 2 comes out.
****= Highly Recommended
You can view all the books I’ve read at my Goodreads page.
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Have a great reading week!